Tottenham 'won't let Mauricio Pochettino join Man United... even for £50m'

Annette Crawford
January 12, 2019

"I think that's our strength as well, going forward and attacking, as a team when you look at us now the way we've played".

"I was there when he scored", said Pochettino.

"If he can be tactically aware, get good performances and results against the big boys, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't get the job".

"Of course, when you're a manager or coach you can not be focused on all the rumours. I'm more tough when I talk about them because I feel a massive responsibility when I talk about the people I bring with me, because they depend on me". So of course I have good memories of him.

He is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying: "I have good memories of him also because I remember when he scored after 90 minutes, I was there at the Camp Nou with my goalkeeper coach in 1999, and I remember him scoring the second goal in injury time". That was unbelievable. We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. "That is the challenge or the way that we do things".

Tottenham host United in the Premier League this weekend - arguably the first real test of Solskjaer's interim reign, which has so far delivered five wins from as many matches across all competitions.

Manchester United's defence may have been leaky this season, but it could have been even worse without David de Gea, whose reputation as one of the world's best remains intact as he beats World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris into the team.

"No, we've not had that conversation", said Solskjaer. He's very committed with us, he's playing so well.

Meanwhile, Pochettino reacted to Friday's news that Derby County claimed a man stopped by police at the perimeter fence of their training ground on Thursday was an employee of their next opponents, Leeds United.

Unfortunately, since then, Manchester United has never won any Premier league match away at Tottenham.

"When Solskjaer scored, we were shouting, celebrating, I don't know why". "It's the same situation that happens with big clubs, like the example of Manchester picking players from Tottenham, Tottenham picking players from [other clubs]".

Lukaku averages a goal nearly every other game for the Red Devils but he has struggled this season, only scoring eight league goals so far, and went nine games without a goal at one point.

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